Anberlin w/ DayShell | Emo’s

Listen, we know you love rock and roll as much as we do and this might be your last chance to see a rad band. Let’s get right to the point: Anberlin’s Final World Tour comes to Emo’s 10/23 and we don’t want you to miss what might be their last Austin show.

Songs like “The Feel Good Drag,” “Godspeed” and “A Day Late” will always be memorable hits for Anberlin, but what sticks out to us is the band’s evolution over the past 12 years. Each album released has a similar tone, but certain distinctions through their progression makes one think the group has perfected emo-pop-punk-rock, if that is even its own thing. Whatever the sound, and however you classify it, Anberlin do it well.

They’re being supported by DayShell, Shayley Bourget’s band that will guarantee to get the party started. Bourget is mainly known as lead singer for the metalcore band Of Mice & Men, but all in all it seemed like the style wasn’t his thing. Instead of constant breakdowns, DayShell’s music is complemented by Bourget’s signature voice. The debut self-titled album is a lot of fun, and we’re pretty pumped to see where DayShell goes next.

Tickets are still available for the Anberlin/DayShell show at Emo’s 10/23, but don’t wait until it’s too late! Snag yours over at Do512, and be sure to enter to win a free pair on that same page.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is Coming to Austin

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You heard it right. Next week, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be broadcasting from Austin to cover the upcoming midterm elections with “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess.” Guests will include Texas State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis who will be promoting her book, “Forgetting to be Afraid”, Congressman Joaquin Castro and a performance by Austin natives Spoon.

The tapings will take place at the ZACH Theatre and will air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30. Official tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart are currently booked for shows in both New York and Austin, but you can check thedailyshow.cc.com to see if more tickets become available.

Also on Sunday, October 26, The North Door will also host “An Evening with ‘The Daily Show“, featuring stand-up performances from writer Travon Free, field producer Jena Friedman, writer Matt Koff, executive producer Adam Lowitt and writer Dan McCoy.

There will also be a live taping of “The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart” which will include a panel discussion with several correspondents about their experiences covering elections. Tickets are sold out, but the episode will be available to stream online and to download via iTunes on Wednesday, October 29.

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“Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will feature news and analysis on heated races across the country from host Jon Stewart as well as reports and field pieces delving into the rich mine that is Texas politics from “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” including Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Jordan Klepper, Jessica Williams, Al Madrigal and Aasif Mandvi.

The series has previously traveled to Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Tampa, Charlotte, Columbus and Washington, D.C. The series is a two-time Peabody Award recipient for its coverage of the now-infamous 2000 election and the 2004 election. For more coverage, follow The Daily Show on Twitter and Facebook.

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The First Round of Bands Announced for SXSW 2015

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Who’s ready to start talking about SXSW 2015? The festival may be six months away, taking place March 13 - 22, but we’ve already got a preliminary round of artist announcements to digest. Today, more than 170 artists from all over the world were announced for the music portion, taking place March 17 through 22.

Among the notable names are Thee Oh Sees, Natural Child, Moon Duo, The Octopus Project, Ben Kweller, Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, Warm Soda, Black Milk, The Dodos, Sleep ∞ Over, Ume, Deers, The Stone Foxes, Jonathan Toubin, Bishop Nehru, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Sad, The Big Pink, Mew, Courtney Barnett, Angus & Julia Stone, Civil Twilight and more. You can listen to an hour-long preview below.

This is, of course, just a drop in the bucket of more than 1,000 acts that will perform in Austin during SXSW 2015. See the full list below, and find more info on SXSW.com. If you plan on attending SXSW Interactive (March 13–17), Film (March 13–21), or Music (March 17–22), this Friday, October 24 is the next registration deadline.

2015 SXSW Music Festival Artist Announcement – Round One

Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)
Agosto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Alvvays (Toronto CANADA)
Angus & Julia Stone (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Babes (New Orleans LA)
Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)
Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)
Ball Park Music (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Barberettes (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Courtney Barnett (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)
Be Forest (Pesaro ITALY)
Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Bishop Nehru (New York NY)
Blacklist Royals (Nashville TN)
Black Milk (Detroit MI)
Black Taxi (New York NY)
Bloods (Newtown AUSTRALIA)
Bogan Via (Los Angeles CA)
Bomba Estéreo (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Bonaparte (Berlin GERMANY)
The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX)
Brolin (Yorkshire UK-ENGLAND)
Butcher Brown (Richmond VA)
Buenaparte (Lecheria VENEZUELA)
The California Honeydrops (Oakland CA)
Ben Caplan (Halifax CANADA)
Carl Barat and The Jackals (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
Charlotte OC (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)
Cheerleader (Philadelphia MN)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
The Church (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (Phoenix AZ)
Coasts (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Crew54 (Killeen TX)
Dark Time Sunshine (Seattle WA)
Deers (Madrid SPAIN)
Dena (Berlin GERMANY)
Diwan Saz (Yodefat ISRAEL)
The Dodos (San Francisco CA)
Cettina Donato & Serena Brancale Group (Messina ITALY)
Dream Police (Brooklyn NY)
Dry the River (London UK-ENGLAND)
East Cameron Folkcore (Austin TX)
Eastern Sidekick (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
EE (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (Los Angeles CA)
El Freaky (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Fatherson (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
GoldLink (Washington DC)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Jenn Grant (Halifax CANADA)
Haioka (Tokyo JAPAN)
Happyness (London UK-ENGLAND)
Haroon (Islamabad PAKISTAN)
Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)
Mekaal Hasan Band (Lahore PAKISTAN)
Heat (Montreal CANADA)
Heaters (Grand Rapids MI)
Hey Marseilles (Seattle WA)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Brooklyn NY)
Ibeyi (Paris FRANCE)
The Inspector Cluzo (Mont de Marsan FRANCE)
Institute (Austin TX)
Jared & The Mill (Tempe AZ)
Jitterbug Vipers (Austin TX)
Alexz Johnson (New York NY)
JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)
Dustin Kensrue (Orange County CA)
Khumariyaan (Peshawar PAKISTAN)
Hanne Kolstø (Oslo NORWAY)
Krypol Haze (Austin TX)
Ben Kweller (Austin TX)
Kydd (Austin TX)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Last Bison (Chesapeake VA)
Howie Lee (Beijing CHINA)
The Lonely Wild (Los Angeles CA)
Lost Midas (Los Angeles CA)
Demi Louise (Boronia AUSTRALIA)
Love Inks (Austin TX)
Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)
Low Roar (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Luluc (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Lust for Youth (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lydia (Phoenix AZ)
Mai Dhai (Thar Parker PAKISTAN)
Marching Church (Copenhagen DENMARK)
MC Lars (Oakland CA)
Mew (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Mini Mansions (Los Angeles CA)
Miss Chain & The Broken Heels (Thiene ITALY)
Modestep (London UK-ENGLAND)
Moon Duo (Portland OR)
Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (San Francisco CA)
mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
Nakia (Austin TX)
Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders (Los Angeles CA)
Natural Child (Nashville TN)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Noveller (Austin TX)
Ocellot (Barcelona SPAIN)
The Octopus Project (Austin TX)
Panda Elliot (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)
Pharmakon (New York NY)
Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Poor Rich Boy (Lahore PAKISTAN)
The Pop Group (London UK-ENGLAND)
Publicist UK (Longmont CO)
Quantic (New York NY)
Que (Atlanta GA)
Rangleklods (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Roddy (New Orleans LA)
Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)
Sain Tanveer Brothers (Sialkot PAKISTAN)
Sertified (Austin TX)
Seven Davis Jr (Los Angeles CA)
Sexores (Barcelona SPAIN)
Silk Rodeo (Austin TX)
Charanjit Singh (Bombay INDIA)
Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sleep ∞ Over (Austin TX)
Luisa Sobral (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Songhoy Blues (Bamako MALI)
Sorne (Austin TX)
The Sour Notes (Austin TX)
SSLEEPERHOLD (Los Angeles CA)
The Stone Foxes (San Francisco CA)
Suboi (Saigon VIETNAM)
Suicideyear (Baton Rouge LA)
숨[su:m] (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Summer Heart (Malmo SWEDEN)
Sy Ari Da Kid (Atlanta GA)
Tanya Tagaq (Brandon CANADA)
Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY)
Talkshow (Bratislava SLOVAKIA)
The Big Pink (London UK-ENGLAND)
Thee Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)
Jonathan Toubin (New York NY)
Tourmaline (Portland OR)
Transit (Calgary CANADA)
Hailey Tuck (London UK-ENGLAND)
Twerps (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Twilight Sad (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Twin Peaks (Chicago IL)
Txarango (Barcelona SPAIN)
Ume (Austin TX)
Vaadat Charigim (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Vampillia (Nihon’odori JAPAN)
Vockah Redu (New Orleans LA)
Vuurwerk (Brussels BELGIUM)
Wand (Los Angeles CA)
Jessie Ware (London UK-ENGLAND)
Warm Soda (Austin TX)
Lewis Watson (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Weekend Money (New York NY)
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts (Los Angeles CA)
Hank West & the Smokin Hots (Asheville NC)
Whitehorse (Toronto CANADA)
Jess Williamson (Austin TX)
Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)

This Saturday: The Austin Eastciders Opening Party

Cider has experienced a boom in popularity over the past couple of years, and as soon as Austin Eastciders set up shop in East Austin we knew they were on to something. Austin Eastciders uses antique cider apple varieties to create their products, producing flavors that have not been widely experienced in America since Prohibition.

You see, many cider apple orchards were destroyed during Prohibition, meaning cider has since been made with eating apples. Austin Eastciders, on the other hand, use real cider apples, traditional processes and simple recipes – adding nothing which isn’t present naturally in the fruit.

Their “Gold Top” cider is made with more than 40 different bittersweet and bittersharp varieties sourced from old English cider orchards, while the “Eastciders Original” is made with a blend of American dessert apples and European bittersweets.

Whether you’re already a fan, or still have yet to try this stuff, you will definitely want to be in attendance at the official Austin Eastciders Opening Party this Saturday.

From 6pm-9pm, Austin Eastciders will be celebrating the opening of their new urban cidery located at 979 Springdale Road. Guests will enjoy complimentary Gold Top, Eastciders Original, and special releases including an exclusive tapping of Small Batch No. 1 – a new limited-release cider made with Texas Winesap apples.

Their beer garden and vintage railroad station will also host live music from the Urban Achievers Brass Band, vinyl selections by DJ Deehuck, bites from Mickelthwait Craft Meats, and more. The party is FREE with RVSP on Do512, with tips and donations benefiting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

This is going to be a great time. To ensure entry, be sure to RSVP and arrive early! For location, directions, and more information on the Austin Eastciders Opening Party, check Do512.

Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll | Scoot Inn

October is known for awesome weather, great parties, and eating an absurd amount of candy that would give you diabetic nightmares. While looking around for great pre-Halloween shows, we stumbled upon this spooky treat. Don’t missAaron Behrens (of Ghostland Observatory) and the Midnight Stroll at the Scoot Inn this Saturday.

Ghostland Observatory is one of the best funky dance bands Austin has ever birthed, but sometimes life needs a little more stomping. That’s where Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll comes in. Encouraged by his friend Matt Drenik (Battleme, LIONS), Behrens put together a band comprised of Austin’s finest – including members of The Black Angels, Black Joe Louis, and more – and in the spring of 2013, recorded a passel of demos with producer Erik Wofford (Bill Callahan, The Octopus Project) at Austin’s famed Cacophony Recorders.

“This whole new door just kind of opened up,” he says. “I had been thinking about how I wanted to reenter the Austin scene, I wanted to reconnect with old friends, I wanted to reestablish myself with the musician base here. And that’s kind of what happened.”

Nashville psychedelic sons Ranch Ghost will open, along with performances from Slomo Drags and Nic Armstrong & the Thieves. This is gonna be a big one, and we want to give YOU the hookup. Head to Do512 to enter to win a free pair of tickets and find everything else you need to know.

TXRD: Putas Del Fuego vs. Rhinestone Cowgirls

There are a lot of weird people in this town (cough cough… Romeo Rose), but the truly bazaar folks are the ones who haven’t been to a TXRD bout. Want your first time to be free with these lovely ladies? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the TXRD Calvello Cup, where the Putas Del Fuego will battle Rhinestone Cowgirls at Palmer Events Center this Saturday, October 25.

Pick your poison for this matchup, because both teams have had amazing seasons. Rhinestone Cowgirls are currently at the top of the league with 3 wins and 1 loss, and the Putas Del Fuego are barely behind with a record of 2-2. It’s games (and pillow fights) like these that can make or break a team.

We don’t want to specifically call out newcomers for this event, but we know newbies will love all the action of TXRD. Roller Derby is a fierce sport where some of the most athletic women in town skate around a rink and kick the crap out of each other. The events are a ton of fun and the tickets are usually pretty inexpensive. Plus, if you can’t leave the kids at home, take them! Little ones 12 and under get in for free.

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss Putas Del Fuego vs. Rhinestone Cowgirls at the Palmer Events Center on 10/25. Head on over to Do512 to learn more and don’t forget to enter to win those FREE tickets!

Wanderlust Festival: A Yoga Block Party in Austin

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Wanderlust Festival is back for it’s second year in Austin! This full-blown earthy celebration brings everyone together to embark on a four-day adventure full of yoga classes, live music, adventure races, city bike tours, and so much more!

Austin’s Wanderlust Festival 2014 starts on November 6th and runs through Sunday, November 9th. There are a wide variety of experiences to enjoy, from yoga classes on paddle boards to yoga classes on a floating studio, acroyoga demonstrations, guided runs on the Barton Creek Greenbelt, hooping classes, black light disco yoga, and live music throughout the day.

Come practice and party with fellow yogis in the heart of downtown Austin. The majority of the festival will take place at Wanderlust Yoga Austin and Brazos Hall, at the corner of 4th & Brazos. Workshops and meditations will be led by well known yoga teachers, while Happy Happy James, LouLou Ghelichkhani of Thievery Corporation and DJ Raz Rashid provide an invigorating soundtrack.

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Sound like your kind of party? Make sure to purchase your tickets and register for events ASAP, as activities can and will reach capacity. Be sure to visit Do512.com for more information and to enter to win a Pilgrim Pass to the festival!

Viceroy w/ French Horn Rebellion at Empire 10/24

Liven up your night and get a little weird when Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion bring the party to Empire Control Room this Friday. Viceroy, the self-proclaimed “Dance Game Jimmy Buffett”, has been blowing up over the past couple of years. Hailing from San Francisco, this dude brings more jams than Smucker’s. He is one of the biggest names in dance music right now, turning anything he touches into cool, summertime fun.

If #1 on Hype Machine, #1 on Spotify Chart, #1 We Are Hunted for almost every release AND over 5 million Soundcloud plays aren’t enough to think this show is going to be awesome, just check out his video below.

French Horn Rebellion is Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, two brothers born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, younger brother Robert was playing French horn in the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and decided to make hot beats instead. After telling the conductor that Mahler isn’t fun anymore he asked his bassoon-toting brother, David to join with him. And so it was, a French Horn Rebellion began.

Since then, they have traveled 5 continents with French horns slung over their backs, doing shows with MGMT, Yelle, Cut Copy, and others along the way. Also, they’ve pioneered a new genre called ‘Next Jack Swing,’ like New Jack, but with heavy beats and funkier bass lines.

Zak Waters and Lambda will get the party started on Friday night. What are you waiting for? It’s not too late to get tickets to this show. For more info and other happenings at Empire Control Room, check Do512.

UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson | Erwin Center

This November and December, the Frank Erwin Center is hosting a variety of great events and concerts from Cher to The Black Keys. Sandwiched in between the two is a different kind of top-notch event – a UFC 5-round featherweight bout. On Saturday, November 22, former UFC lightweight champ and current No. 3 contender Frankie “The Answer” Edgar will take on second-ranked Cub Swanson. This key match will likely propel the winner into a title shot.

Edgar (16-4-1) fighting out of Toms River, N.J. returns to action riding a two-fight win streak and hoping to earn his spot as the next title contender. As a former lightweight champ, he has now dropped to 145 pounds and is battling for his chance to become the third  fighter in UFC history to claim gold in two different weight classes.

Swanson (21-5) a native from Palm Springs, California who fights out of Albuquerque, New Mexico splits his time training at Greg Jackson’s MMA. He has been on a six-fight undefeated streak since January 2012. The heavy-handed knockout artist has plans for a potential title shot in 2015.

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This action-packed card will also feature top-ranked lightweights colliding in the co-main event with the always-exciting No. 7 contender Bobby Green (23-5, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.) meeting twelfth-ranked Brazilian striker Edson Barboza (14-2, fighting out of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Heavyweights will also collide as former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout Jared Rosholt (11-1, fighting out of Arlington, Texas) looks to remain unbeaten in the UFC as he takes on Sambo specialist Oleksiy Oliynyk (49-9-1, fighting out of Moscow, Russia.).

Austin’s own Yves Edwards (42-21-1, 1NC, fighting out of Austin, Texas) will make his 66th professional MMA appearance against Mexican-born Akbarh Arreola, and women’s strawweight Paige VanZant (3-1, fighting out of Reno, Nev.) competes against unbeaten Kailin Curran (3-0, fighting out of Ewa Beach, Hawaii).

For more info and a chance to win tickets to UFC Fight Night at the Frank Erwin Center, visit Do512.